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From the Archive: Interview with The Baltimore Sun

In honor of their 10th birthday, Google has brought back their oldest available index, from 2001. I decided to search for myself to see what I was up to back then. I found a few things that I’ll post here on the blog. Below is a hilarious article that I had completely forgotten about. The [Keep Reading...]

I’m running for the 2008 Information Architecture Institute board of directors

The Information Architecture Institute has four open spots on its Board of Directors and the 2008 election process is underway. A few weeks ago, my friend Livia Labate encouraged me to nominate myself, and while I was apprehensive at first, I decided to throw my hat into the ring. I believe I can help to [Keep Reading...]

Week 1 of independence

I just finished my first week of independent consulting with 33.25 billable hours. I’m pretty proud of that. Before I decided to make this leap, I had calculated that I need at minimum 26 hours per week in order to comfortably pay my bills, pay taxes and put some cash away in my IRA. I [Keep Reading...]

I’m going solo

Today is my last day of full-time employment. I have resigned from my role of Design Communicator at Liquidnet, and as of tomorrow will officially be an independent user experience design consultant. The notion of working for myself has always been there, lurking in the dark recesses of my mind. My parents are entrepreneurs and [Keep Reading...]

The outpouring of love for Randy Pausch

When I found out yesterday morning that Randy Pausch had passed away the night before, I felt a wave of regret pour over me. For the things I never said. Like: “Thank you for showing me that my purpose in life is to make other people’s lives better.” That would have been a good start. [Keep Reading...]

Randy Pausch loses battle with pancreatic cancer at 47

For those of you who have never heard of Randy Pausch, he was a much admired professor at Carnegie Mellon (my alma mater), and became world-renowned for his “Last Lecture” delivered last September in which he emphatically discussed how to really achieve all of your childhood dreams (he did!). Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer [Keep Reading...]

I Am Not A Woman Blogger

I am a woman (if the photo wasn’t clear). But I am not a woman blogger. BlogHer ’08 is going on in San Francisco right now. I know some ladies who are there, and it would’ve been great to be there just to meet a new-and-noteworthy group of people. But I have to be honest [Keep Reading...]